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Plaza de Espana

Address: Western end of the Gran Via, Madrid, Spain (Centro)
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Ranked #78 of 438 Attractions in Madrid
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Murray, Utah
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99 reviews 99 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

We visited the Plaza de Espana mid-afternoon in April and the ambiance of the City of Madrid is felt here. You are in the middle of the city with beautiful tree-lined streets and blooms on the trees.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

A must see area of the city. I loved this part of the city. I found myself coming back to this area. There were so many things to see in the area. Very relaxing and lots of people if thats your type of thing. There was a measum in this area can not remember the name of it but you... More 

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Letchworth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Plaza de España is on the western edge of Gran Via. In the square is a monument of Cervantes and there are Bronze sculptures of Don Quixote and Sancho Panza which are extremely popular with tourists. On the day of my visit the square was being prepared for the Christmas Fair and people were being ushered away from the monuments.... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

great place to just walk and relax when having a busy exploring day. nice place to sit on a bench and have a picnic

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Malaga, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

The Plaza de España is in downtown Madrid and has two high skyscraper buildings. The monument to Cervantes is quite impressive. One can usually find many small stores in the square where one can buy inexpensive items.

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Didcot, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Beautiful views and hotels just a stones throw away from the palace. Many museums and galleries, as well as many other attractions only a 5 minute walk away from the enter. Easy access to the metro station via a lift from the street. Pretty and good, kind atmosphere... definitely the centre for your perfect madrid holiday

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

I arrived in the Plaza de Espana but I was not sure that is the right place. All the plaza was crowded with tents for Christmas fair. Very hard I got to the center of the plaza to look at Don Quixote statue.

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Plymouth, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

If you are a lover of literature, make it a point to visit the Cervantes monument here in Plaza de Espana. Cervantes, sculpted in stone, sits high in a chair as he overlooks the bronze sculptures of his creations, Don Quixote and Pancho Sanza, known through literature (Don Quixote) and on the stage (Man of La Mancha). On each side... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Compared to Seville, Madrid should be ashamed of its efforts on its Plaza de Espana. The entire place is just like a regular park with a few shops. Almost nothing to show, just like Madrid's well-known Puerto del Sol. One gem I could find, however, was the statues of Don Quixote and his squire although I suspect a lot of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

It was one of my dreams to visit this place one day. The square is a nice little garden located at the end of Gran Via street in Madrid. At the Grand Via side, there is the famous Don Quixote statue with his swords and horse and above him there is the statue of the producer of the work Cervantes.... More 

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